Swimmer, 16, attempting to break world record


A New Jersey teen attempting to become the youngest swimmer to complete three endurance ocean swims arrived in Rancho Palos Verdes Monday evening after swimming for nearly 20 hours.

Charlotte Samuels, 16, finished swimming across the Catalina Island Channel shortly before 8 p.m. She began the 20.2-mile swim around midnight under the nearly pitch-black sky.

“I haven’t slept for two days, so I’m just tired mentally and physically,” Samuels said.

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